Concord Art Association

Member News

February 2017

Please renew your membership now!

Thanks to those of you who have already renewed for 2017. If you haven't yet, please visit the Membership page on the CAA blog to update your application and submit your payment via PayPal. You can also mail a check or bring your dues to the next meeting. Only $20 per year gets you loads of awesome benefits, including networking and exposure for your art.

Tuesday Feb 7 - General Meeting

Concord Library  1-3pm
Guest artist – Manon Jodoin 
Watercolor Textures    Click here for details 
Don't miss seeing these very creative techniques for adding texture to watercolor - PLUS a special prize or two will be raffled off at $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5 – don’t miss out! Be sure to bring your latest work with a tabletop easel for our Mini Art Show.

Thursday, Feb 16 - Artist Reception 

Ygnacio Valley Library  6 - 7:30pm
2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek
Join us to welcome new artists to the Rotating Gallery Program and meet more of your fellow CAA members - bring the family!

Save the dates!

Tuesday, March 14 - Member meeting (guest artist TBA)
Concord Library  1-3pm

Tuesday, March 21 - Plein Air Paint, Sketch & Shoot
Crockett (details to come)  10am - 1pm

Tuesday March 28 - Board meeting
Concord Library  12:30-2:30pm

Visit our blog for a more comprehensive list of upcoming meetings, activities and exhibits for the year.

East Bay Open Studios - Call for Artists!

This popular annual event on June 10-11, 2017 is open to all artists in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You need to register and pay their fee directly yourself, but if you don't want to open your home studio to the public, CAA can help. If we get 10+ artists who want to participate as a "collective", then we can look for a place for everyone to exhibit together. EBOS will give us a free ad in the directory, in addition to each of your individual listings. Click here for registration details on the EBOS site and then let us know if you want to be in a group location.

Rotating art galleries

Our rotation for January through March is posted here on the blog – take yourself on an art tour and check out some of our members’ work. Let us know if you want to join the artists' waiting list to participate next quarter, and please tell us if you know any local business owners who'd like to become one of our venues.

Follow us on Instagram!

We just set up a new Instagram account to connect with even more local artists, businesses and art lovers. We're sharing member art daily. Follow us: @weheartconcordart 

Concord Chamber of Commerce

CAA is now a proud member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, so we can network with local businesses to build more awareness and uncover new opportunities for exposure and art sales. Let us know if you'd like to attend any Chamber events at the member rate.


CAA has recently learned that our nonprofit designation is actually 501c4 (not 501c3), which means that your membership dues and donations are not tax-deductible at this time. The board will make a decision soon as to whether or not we will re-apply for 501c3 status or if we will partner with another arts group who already has it (for fundraising purposes). Let us know if you have any questions - we'll keep you posted.

What's new with you?

Email us images of new art you've created, where you are exhibiting and other arts-related news - we’ll feature it on our Facebook page. 

Remember to use our hashtag #weheartconcordart on your social media posts!
Follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates on local art events and news, plus lots of daily inspiration!
Follow us on Instagram for daily pictures of member art!

We are grateful for all those who donate to our Co-op Art Gallery Fundraising:

Flax Art & Design
Golden Paints
Strathmore Paper
Trader Joe's

Pat Calabro
Lisa Fulmer
Catherine Hensiek
Carol Husslein
Sandy Sherwood

Thanks to those who participate in prize drawings and make purchases at our monthly meetings, too!

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